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One defining part of tech discourse (esp. crypto/web3) is the assumption that US needs and problems are universal. That US problems represent global issues. Believe that and you’ll end up believing that forcing US solutions on the globe, by force even, is a moral imperative

I have created a new for . One more tool to convince your friends to move to the greener pasture!

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My daughter has a game on her #ipad called cleanup, where she tidies up bedrooms and cleans bathrooms.

Apparently the irony was lost on her when I suggested she could live the game and tidy up her own room and the toys all over the lounge

#parenting

Very interesting to use to explain . Zuckerberg, however, crave for raw power to set constraints against us. He needa not to care about happiness, for that the minds of his kind have been degraded to only accept the lowest form of happiness - material happiness, which *can* be bought by money. While regular folks probably don't crave specifically for power in some universe, but rather just stimulation, which can rot the brain to that material state.

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绍兴人的流调报告 

#墙国观察
转自微博@拾遗说:
#绍兴疫情# 绍兴人的流调报告,为什么让我们禁不住流泪?

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12月1日的时候,一个男孩感染新冠,在不知情的情况下,从外地赶回绍兴,参加奶奶的葬礼,由此感染了参加葬礼的其他人,其他人再传染其他人,300多人不幸“中标”。这起感染事情,让很多网民唏嘘不已。网民唏嘘的,并不是300多个人被感染了,而是这300多个人的流调报告。为何唏嘘?因为大家从这些流调报告里,看到了自己的“真实人生”。

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比如“49号病例”。他今年52岁,是一位出租车司机,住在上虞城中村里。连续好多天,他都从清晨6点开车到次日凌晨2点。然后回家小睡一会,早上8点又去菜市场买菜。

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比如“48号病例”。她是一个57岁的阿姨,在可可米游乐园做保洁工作,一周有6天,她的行程记录都是:“9时到21时在可可米游乐园,其余时间未外出。”仅有的休息日,也只在超市和优衣库逛了一圈。

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比如“38号病例”,这个阿姨应该是在生鲜市场摆摊,她每天都是凌晨两三点钟就出发,去批发市场进货,因为这个时间点去才能挑到好货,好货才能卖个好点的价钱。她一天几乎都没有休息,一直要忙到傍晚18点过才回家。

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比如“39号病例”。这个35岁的男人,应该是菜市场经营户,他每天的行程,几乎都是“三点一线”,12月2日至8日这7天里,他每天的行程轨迹都一样:早晨5时到大通菜市场,一直忙到中午12点过,然后回南源村家里吃午饭,吃完饭又回到菜市场,忙到18点才收工回家。

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关于绍兴流调报告,作家王耳朵一段话总结得特别好:“绍兴100多份流调报告里,几乎所有人,都过着一成不变的辛苦日子。家,快餐店,菜市场,工作地点,构成了他们生活的全部画面。这一个个看起来枯燥的日常轨迹,凌厉地揭穿了普通人最真实的生活:赚钱、养家,去固定的地方,面对固定的人,为了维持柴米油盐的平凡生活,努力却狼狈,就像我们每个人一样。只是无常找上了他们,放过了我们。都说人生百态,可流调折射下的成年人生活,又好像分明只有一种模样:每个人都活得那么枯燥,可每个人又都在那么拼命地活着。”

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绍兴流调报告为什么让人唏嘘,因为我们绝大多数人,几乎都过着绍兴人这样的生活。点开微博,随处可见艰辛:“前几天在医院排队缴费,前面一个老人背上一个包,里面全是馒头,然后把成沓的钞票递进收费窗口。那一刻真是百感交集,众目睽睽下眼泪止不住。”
“上周去医院帮小叔办事,他是个尿毒症患者,我以为他已经很难了,后来中午在医院食堂吃饭的时候,坐我对面一个大爷,吃着俩馒头蘸窗口免费辣酱,然后问我:姑娘,吃不完可以给我吗?我噎得说不出话来。”
“坐标郑州北四环,今年六月花了几万块钱接了个小店,打算好好经营,结果开业不到一月就遭遇暴雨洪水,生意刚好点疫情又来了,好不容易都扛过去了,结果我爸又出车祸腿骨折了。我老公扛不住走了,只留我一个人家里店里两边跑,2021年真是太难了。”
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我们,又何尝不是绍兴人呢?

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我之所以提绍兴流调,其实并不是想说“艰难”这事,而是想说:我们大家既然都活得这么艰难了,就不要再相互伤害相互为难了。
前几天协和医生Do先生,在微博上说起了一件事,“也不知道从什么时候开始,大家对新冠患者的态度就发生了转变。曾经出现新冠患者,大家都在关心有没有床位,能不能得到及时的治疗,康复得怎么样。但现在出现新冠患者,大家就认为他有罪似的,流调一出来,就开始骂了,感染新冠还去这么多地方,扒他的姓名、住址、电话。其实除了恶意乱跑的人之外,大部分人并不知道自己染了新冠,之所以去了那么多地方,也只是正常的生活轨迹。他们只是一个生了病的人,他们不是病毒本身,他们需要得到的应该是关心,而不是指责和谩骂。”

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协和医生Do先生说的这事,我真的是太心有戚戚了。上个月我们小区就是,有位女生出差感染了新冠,结果好多人在业主群骂她,“能不能不要到处乱跑,现在弄得我们都被隔离了,你一个人害了我们整个小区,真特么是一个祸害。”对比去年,人们对新冠患者的的态度,确确实实发生了巨大改变。
现在谁要是不幸感染了新冠,几乎注定要被骂得狗血淋头:“我们小区的,20年还是志愿者,为小区做了很大贡献。然后这次因为工作去了嘉峪关。属于密接了,然后小区群里面各种谩骂,辱骂他辱骂他老婆,骂了两三天。”
“我们单位有位女同事,不幸感染了新冠,行程显示那段时间,她频繁往返于自家、娘家和婆家之间。她经常去娘家,是因为母亲病了。她经常去婆家,是因为孩子太小,要放在婆婆家照顾。但很多人都在网上骂她,说她简直就是本地毒王,凭一己之力封了三个小区,她家和娘家的房号,都被人肉出来了。”
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我们对新冠患者太不友好了,他们又不是故意感染的新冠,他们只是像绍兴人一样,为了维持柴米油盐的平凡生活,而出了一趟差,而进了一次货,而开了一趟车,而去了一次菜市场,而参加了一场葬礼,就不幸感染了新冠,这有什么可被指责的呢?感染新冠的大部分人,其实都跟我们一样,都是普普通通的打工人,只是无常找上了他们,放过了我们而已。

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我们不仅歧视新冠患者,作为底层老百姓,我们还经常互相伤害。前几天看过一个视频,也是让我非常感触。就是云南一位卖烤红薯的老大爷,跟一位卖炒饭的女子发生了冲突,因为争摊位的事情。女子见老大爷的生意,比自己的生意好一点,就想让老大爷搬走,可老大爷不愿意。女子就用脚猛踹老大爷,嘴里一个劲地喊道:“你服不服,服不服,服不服。”看到这一幕我就想:这又是何必呢?这两年世道悲苦,我们都活得那么不易,都活得那么艰辛,何必如此相互伤害、相互为难呢?

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前几天大V河森堡讲了一事,让我挺感动的。河森堡去一个写字楼办事,进门刷健康码的时候,旁边传来了哭声,哭声来自一位外卖小哥。小哥要把外卖送给写字楼某位客人,但客人却死活不接电话,小哥就问保安能不能进去,保安:“有规定,外卖人员不能进。”小哥:“那我搁门口窗台行不行?”保安说:“不行,一转眼保洁就给你收了,你还是等会吧。”小哥:“等不了,系统死命催着呢。”保安:“那我也没办法了。”小哥进不去又走不了,完全陷入死局,于是情绪崩溃,就蹲在地上大哭了起来。
河森堡就走过去跟外卖小哥说:“你给我吧,我帮你在这等会。”小哥抬头看着河森堡。河森堡为了让小哥放心,说道:“我把我手机号码留给你。”小哥赶紧将外卖递给河森堡,手机号都没要就跑了。河森堡等了一会,那个订外卖的客人就来了。将外卖给了这位客人后,河森堡开始想一个问题:我为什么要管这件闲事呢?想了好一会他终于明白了:“应该是出于一种潜意识里的悲观,指不定我自己有一天,也会面临外卖小哥类似的困境。我看着好像是帮助别人,其实是在同情某个未来中的自己,那种进不去等不及又走不了的困局,一想起来,我就在冷风里打起了哆嗦。”

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河森堡说得真是太好了:指不定我们自己有一天,也会面临外卖小哥类似的困境。我们看着好像是在同情和帮助别人,其实是在同情和帮助某个未来中的自己。网上有一个问题:被疫情偷走的这两年,你学到了什么?如果让我来回答,我会说一句话:“只有守望相助,才能共渡难关。”前几天,医生陶勇在一个分享会上,谈到了他对“人生海海”这个词的理解:“大海里的每一滴水,虽然都微不足道,但都无比坚强。因为它借靠着大海的辽阔和广阔,可以抵御一切风浪。”是啊,微不足道的我们,只有紧紧地拥抱在一起,才能够抵御滔天的风浪。
最后,把刘瑜的一句话送给大家:“人道主义的起点,就在于一个人面对另一个受苦的人时,心里会咯噔一声:如果我是他呢?”这两年大家过得真的是太不容易了,疫情一茬接着一茬,灾难一波接着一波,所以作为底层普通人,我们更要彼此善待。希望我们心里时常都会咯噔一声,多一点相互成全,少一点相互为难。
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//@奇奇卡卡库:是啊,经常听到类似于“没事瞎跑什么”,“一个人祸害了一座城”,“不作死就不会死”之类的言论。实在是无语。谁不知道天天窝在家里刷剧打游戏舒服啊?以为那些人都喜欢出去瞎跑吗?//@流行色YC:绍兴100多份流调报告里,几乎所有人,都过着一成不变的辛苦日子。这一个个看起来枯燥的日常轨迹,凌厉地揭穿了普通人最真实的生活:赚钱、养家,去固定的地方,面对固定的人 每个人都活得那么枯燥,可每个人又都在那么拼命地活着

The difference between a closed, algorithmically-curated silo like Twitter and the fediverse.

Same post.

Twitter: ~43K “followers”, 8 boosts, 58 likes
Fediverse: ~8.43K followers, 57 boosts, 106 likes

Your thousands of “followers” on Twitter mean nothing because the algorithm (i.e., Twitter, Inc.) decides who gets to hear you.

#fediverse

As a new year is coming, hopefully we can turn it into one where the free software community and #FOSS is becoming stronger and able to address the many struggles we face.

We must continue to fight our fight for software #freedom and towards a better world in general.

I'll post this article that highlights some of our great challenges, and want to say that I'm hopeful we're able to overcome them eventually.

Particularly on #Fediverse when we practice #SocialCoding ..

gavinhoward.com/2021/12/is-it-

@austin@ieji.de santa illegally records whether you have requested your data removed and presumes you are naughty

this is the subject of an ongoing class-action lawsuit

Happy Holidays!

Remember to talk to people and genuinely ask them how they're doing during this turbulent times. Tell them that you care about them, not just writing quirky seasonal greetings.

Hold on everyone, for it's the *biggest ever* Matrix Holiday Special - a comprehensive tour of all the amazing things that Matrix got up to in 2021, and a premonition of things to come in 2022! Happy holidays everyone & thanks for flying Matrix! matrix.org/blog/2021/12/22/the 🎄☃️☄️🎊🎄

Moving on. Everything seems to be nowadays: Goods are disposable; planets are disposable; the labour, rights, and even the bodies of people are disposable. We can choose not to be disposed if we realize our value and fight whoever that are disposing us. workers won, but what about others? What about those who overworked to their death in the tornado? What about the planet? It's a small victory, but we still have a long way to go. We are not disposable assets!

We know how to decentralize the web again. The #fediverse is doing exactly that with social media. Open protocols that tie together small servers as sustainable businesses. Web3 is old school Silicon Valley BS, just replace altruism with decentralization and IPO with crypto MLM.

Although poverty is now behind us, we still need good : Quality products that lasts a long time, instead of cheap faulty goods that are produced for a quick buck. It's like : Acting now is expensive, but it will save your money for the long term. But who will be there to draft and enforce quality standards when the governments can't even look that far ahead?

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he's making a list
he's checking it twice
gonna find out who's naughty and nice
santa claus is violating your right to privacy

It is time for me to complain about how much I hate 'Let Me Google That For You' culture.

(Because I have been seeing more of it again and it angers me.)

FIRST: If someone is reading a given text or participating in a conversation and they run into a concept they aren't familiar with, a General Googling may not be that useful. Concepts are big and have many facets, and some facets may be more relevant to the topic at hand than others.

(I have a special dislike for the third party who wants to show how worldly and smart they are, and will interject with a 'LET ME GOOGLE THAT FOR YOU' or link to Wikipedia when they weren't even the person ASKED.)

SECOND: They may well have Googled it already. Especially in mathematics, science, and complex software systems, everything is related to everything else. Take Wikipedia's math articles. They're pretty good if you have a basic familiarity with the subject. But if you /don't/, they don't really give you an IN. A lot of times people need less of a simple definition and more of a notion of where the idea comes from, why people find it useful.

THIRD: A culture that makes ignorance something to be ashamed of is a culture where people will feel compelled to /PRETEND/ to know things when they don't. Just as a general rule, you almost certainly don't WANT a culture where people will look up the first google hit that shows up and try to fake their way through things with the shallow knowledge of a first impression, for fear of being shamed.

While I'm all for encouraging people to learn to research and educate themselves. (And I'm /especially/ in favor of encouraging people to ask detailed and specific questions.) It's actually a skill.

And as mentioned before, a lot of fields you need a bit of induction to be ABLE to teach yourself and research usefully.

It's like the Bible says. When a newbie comes to your community, do not do them wrong. Treat them kindly and educate them, for you were newbies once yourselves.

(And unless you're planning on dying or giving up learning forever, you're going to be newbies again.)

“NFTs, or The Readymade Reversed” [PDF]

“Duchamp used the category of art to liberate materiality from
commodifiable form; the NFT deploys the category of art to extract private property
from freely available information.” direct.mit.edu/octo/article/do

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